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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: "Hell" By Squirrel Nut Zippers

Earworm Weekly: "Hell" By Squirrel Nut Zippers

I don't think that the Easter holiday had anything to do with the persistence of my current earworm, although it has been running through my head on and off since the beginning of Lent. I'd like to think that…
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Calendar, Night&Day Prewar Punk

Prewar Punk

Squirrel Nut Zippers were always a bit too weird for the swing revival. The North Carolina troupe was also incredibly well-studied, flitting among decades-old sounds with an authentic ear. The second half of the ’90s proved a boon, as the…
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Band of Horses, Talkdemonic, Squirrel Nut Zippers -- ASD's Live Music Picks, July 5

Band of Horses, 8 at Great American Music Hall. $20. “A lot of bands have, over time, released excellent debut albums, and they are most often praised for their technical ability or their songwriting. Band of Horses possesses both of…
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House Of Tudor

Considered by the British press to be the greatest songwriter since Bob Dylan, Badly Drawn Boy (aka Damon Gough) recently garnered the prestigious Mercury Music Award for outstanding album of the year, an honor previously won by Talvin Singh, Portishead,…
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House of Tudor

It's easy see how Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire has benefited from the Squirrel Nut Zippers' style and fame: Zippers guitarist James Mathus and leading femme Katherine Whalen both play a substantial role on Bird's Rykodisc debut, Thrills, and this…
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